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Comets aren't collision crumbs according to Rosetta

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The Rosetta mission is dispelling the notion that comets are leftover bits from crushing cosmic collisions. Instead, analysis of data from the European Space Agency mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko suggests that the icy bodies...Show More Summary

Philae comet lander says goodbye. Here’s its life story in tweets

Philae, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) comet lander, has sent its final tweet. Continue reading ? The post Philae comet lander says goodbye. Here’s its life story in tweets appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Goodbye, Philae: Rosetta's comet lander lost forever - CNET

The European Space Agency bids a bittersweet final farewell to the comet lander that got lost in the shadows.

Comet-combing Philae lander signs off for good

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It has been a long and drawn out farewell, but today the European Space Agency (ESA) will wave a final goodbye to its Philae lander, the first spacecraft to ever touch down on the surface of a comet. Mission control is shutting downShow More Summary

ESA-funded SABRE aircraft to travel 5x faster than the speed of sound

Flights on Earth and beyond are about to get really fast. UK company Reaction Engines just signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop their revolutionary SABRE engine, which uses cutting-edge technology to speed up travel. Show More Summary

Black hole makes material wobble around it

The European Space Agency's orbiting X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, has proved the existence of a "gravitational vortex" around a black hole. The discovery, aided by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission, solves...Show More Summary

Earth is Losing Its Atmosphere! --"Weakness Found in Our Magnetic Field" (European Space Agency)

Earth's atmosphere is leaking. Every day, around 90 tons of material escapes from our planet's upper atmosphere and streams out into space. Although missions such as ESA's Cluster fleet have long been investigating this leakage, there are still many open...

What will medicine be like in space?

As a research doctor with the European Space Agency, Beth Healey spent a year at their Concordia base in Antarctica – also known as "White Mars". Read our interview with her there

The European Prize for Urban Public Space Selects Two Winners

Spain and Poland are the countries represented by the prize The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona has announced joint winners of its 2016 prize for the biennial European Prize for Urban Public Space, intended to "recognize and encourage the recovery projects and defense of public space" in European cities. Show More Summary

Ronaldo leads Portugal to 2-0 win vs Wales, into Euro final

Cristiano Ronaldo upstaged Gareth Bale to propel Portugal into its second European Championship final, scoring a thumping header and then setting up Nani's goal in a 2-0 win over Wales on Wednesday.  The goals came in the space of three minutes early in the second half in Lyon, helping end Wales'...

Who's Missing The Point Of A Budget Smartphone?

Sometimes the difficult second album needs a bit of explaining. With the release of the Swift and the Storm last year, British smartphone manufacturer Wileyfox established itself in the budget spaces of the UK and European market. The...Show More Summary

Rosetta's days are finally numbered as countdown to comet crash commences - CNET

4 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

On September 30, the European Space Agency will send the Rosetta spacecraft crashing into Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Jupiter's Northern Lights

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Composite image by NASA/European Space Agency) Have you ever seen the aurora borealis or the aurora australis? They're wonders to behold, but auroras are not limited to Earth. Jupiter has them, too. NASA and the European Space Agency has recently been training the far-seeing Hubble Space Telescope on nearby Jupiter. Show More Summary

Rosetta spacecraft to give ‘final kiss’ to comet on crash-landing

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The European spacecraft Rosetta will crash-land on the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and end its 12-year space odyssey on Sept. 30, France’s National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) said on Thursday. Rosetta has helped scientists better understand how the Earth and other...

Fail Of The Week (in 1996): The 7 Billion Dollar Overflow

The year was 1996, the European Space agency was poised for commercial supremacy in space. Their new Ariane 5 Rocket could launch two three-ton satellites into space. It had more power than anything that had come before. The rocket rose up towards the heavens on a pillar of flame, carrying four very expensive and very uninsured satellites. Show More Summary

These Astronauts Are Getting Sealed in a Cave to Practice Life in Space

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

An underground cave is precisely the wrong direction if you’re hoping to go into space—so why is the European Space Agency sending the latest batch of ISS-bound astronauts on a spelunking expedition? To practice for life in a sealed tin can, of course. Read more...

EU says Myanmar needs 'space' to deal with rights abuses

YANGON (Reuters) - The European Union said on Wednesday Myanmar needed "space" to deal with human rights abuses in its restive northwest, adding it would respect the call by country leader Aung San Suu Kyi to avoid the term "Rohingya" to describe persecuted Muslims there.

Paris, Moscow Maintain Cooperation in Space Despite Sanctions

Paris and Moscow have maintained cooperation in the space sector despite the sanctions imposed against Russia by the European Union, President of National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) Jean-Yves Le Gall said Monday.

ExoMars Sees Mars

When you spend a lot of time and effort to send a spacecraft to another planet, it’s a nice benchmark when that spacecraft first spots it. The image above is Mars, as seen by the Trace Gas Orbiter, part of the European Space Agency’s...Show More Summary

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